ASFLA Conference

ASFLA 2018 – Hold the Dates – 26th -28th September

**Call for papers has been extended to 30 March**

Convener: David Caldwell


Community, Capital and Culture: Celebrating SFL


This conference continues the celebratory theme initiated at ASFLA 2016 by focusing on the achievements of Systemic Functional Linguistics. The conference is inclusive of all areas and applications of SFL, as well as related fields of inquiry, such as multimodality and LCT.

For this reason, we have chosen the concepts of community, capital and culture as guiding themes. All three concepts are integral to the architecture and principles of SFL.

This conference will reflect on key concepts on SFL itself; to constructively reflect on the role of community, capital and culture in SFL. What positive role has the SFL community played in the development of this research? What capital does SFL have? What does SFL culture afford? What other communities have contributed to and engaged with SFL in the development of this research?

We see this conference as an opportunity for constructive scholarly reflection, as well as an opportunity to instigate a positive and celebratory disposition that will define ASFLA in Adelaide, 2018.

We invite you to join us from September 26-28, 2018 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide to explore these questions further with the SFL community.

The Call for Presenters has now been issued and details can be accessed on the conference website.

There are opportunities for:

  • Papers – 30 minutes (20 presentation + 10 minutes question time)

The Call for Papers closes on 30 March, 2018, and presenters will be notified of acceptance by 27 April.

Click here for the official ASFLA Conference Website.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Dr Jing Hao, Professor Meg Gerbard and Dr Lucy Macnaught

Please stay tuned for more information

David Caldwell (ASFLA 2018 Conference Convenor)